Membership

We invite all youth and student groups who focus on sustainability in education and student empowerment to join SOS as a member

Membership is free: we don’t want your money, we want your action

As a member, you actively engage in one or more of the following:

Contribute to data and research
Each year we run a global survey about students’ attitudes on sustainability. SOS members can promote this by sharing the survey with their students.

Deliver a campaign or program from SOS’ portfolio
We run a number of impactful programs and we want to support you in delivering it. We scale tried and tested programs so organizations don’t need to start from zero. Take a look here.

Bring your campaign or program into SOS’ portfolio
If you have a proven and impactful program on sustainability and/or social justice and you are able to help others implement it, we offer the platform to do so.

Add capacity to other SOS members, and/or SOS itself
There are many ways to get involved – by hosting meetings, participating in peer-to-peer support, collaborating through the network, promoting SOS, providing resources, getting new members onboard…

SOS International provides members with opportunities for collaboration, innovation and resource generation

SOS members have access to:

An international student-led community
We offer a platform to exchange knowledge and experiences with similar organizations working on sustainability issues, worldwide. We support the personal development of young people as network leaders.

Inspiration for activities and approaches to implement in your work
Discover how your organization can start tackling climate change and social justice issues by implementing impactful programs and campaigns from our portfolio, or get inspired by our members’ activities.

Support for impactful campaigns and programs
We help you deliver campaigns and programs from our and our members’ portfolio. If you have developed an impactful activity,  we help you make your projects scaleable and accessible to other members. We facilitate peer support for addressing current challenges.

Shared resources and funding opportunities
SOS provides resources which help you go further and faster. Together, we pursue joint funding opportunities to realize your activities.

 

Our members

National Union of Students in Denmark

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Danske Studerendes Fællesråd (DSF) is the National Union of Students in Denmark and represents the interests of 165.000 higher education students across the country. DSF has been working since 1932 for equal access to high quality higher education in Denmark.

DSF is one of SOS International founding members and works proactively for the development of the organisation.

“Climate change is a student interest, because it impacts both the futures of students of today as well as the right to education of the students of tomorrow. As students, we have an important responsibility to push decision-makers to work seriously and immediately to stop this climate crisis” (Johan Hedegaard Jørgensen, President)

Students Organising for Sustainability United Kingdom

Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK) is an educational charity that seeks to get more students leading on and learning about sustainability and social justice. Building on fifty years of leading-edge campaigns and programmes, developed by the National Union of Students (NUS UK), SOS-UK aims to harness the desire of students and young people to respond to the climate emergency and make a real difference now.

SOS-UK is a founding member of SOS International and delivers multiple programmes.

Founding trustee Zamzam Ibrahim, NUS National President, comments: “Students and young people across the world are calling for immediate action, and with youth climate strikes happening in every corner of the planet. It’s time we galvanise that energy and build on it. SOS-UK is our way of contributing and helping the student movement organise and have its say.”

Union of Students in Ireland

USI represents 374,000 students across the island of Ireland and is the main national representative body for third level students in Ireland. USI fights for access to education, and has been active for decades on social issues affecting students.

USI is one of the founding members of SOS and runs the Saves2 project nationally, which encourages students to make small changes to become more sustainable and overall have a big impact.

Student & Innovation House Denmark

 

student and innovation house denmarkStudent & innovation House is a platform for student engagement across disciplinaries with the aim to build bridges between students, researchers, the public and the private sector. We are rebuilding an old police station to fit the student activities in Copenhagen and housing those who want to create a better future.

We contribute to SOS International through our Sustainability Influencers project, a semi-structured program that educates a group of students to fulfill the mission of mobilizing, engaging and empowering young people to take action on sustainability issues.

“We show the world what students are able to do!”

Interested in joining? Contact us!